Regatta

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The National Regatta will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 31st March, at the Grand Harbour.  Transport Malta\’s Port and Yachting Directorate has issued a Notice to Mariners with the location of buoys and lines which will be placed for the said event.

Incoming vessels will not be allowed to proceed to any berth South West of a line joining Lascaris and Fort St. Angelo Flagstaff.  Small vessels in \’The Marsa\’ will not be allowed to proceed beyond the starting line after 08:00. No vessel will be allowed near the finishing line except those involved in the races.  No movements of vessels will be allowed inside Grand Harbour, except by special permission. All vessels are to keep a minimum distance of 5m away from the lines, floats and Ras Ħanżir.

Ropes and floats may cause a physical obstruction and hence extreme caution is warranted.  Mariners are to comply with any instructions issued by Transport Malta, the Police and Armed Forces of Malta patrolling the area and by Valletta VTS (Valletta Port Control).

Power Boat Races in St. Paul\’s Bay this weekend.

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The Ports and Yachting Directorate of Transport Malta notifies mariners that boat races will be held in St. Paul\’s Bay on Saturday 28th March and Sunday 29th March, weather permitting.

The races will be held between 08:00 and 18:00 local time.


Mariners are instructed not to cross the course during the mentioned dates and times.  They are indicated to give the course a wide berth.  Navigation within St. Paul\’s Bay will be restricted during the race.  Mariners are to follow instructions given by Valletta VTS (Valletta Port Control) and support safety craft in the area.

Annual Cycling International Tour

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The Birkirkara St Joseph Club will be organising the annual Cycling International Tour in four stages as per below:

Stage 01 – 26th March – St. Paul\’s By-pass

Individual time trial race over 25Km.

10:00hrs to 12:00hrs

One of the lanes from Xemxija to St. Paul’s Bay will be closed to traffic whilst the opposite lane will remain open.  All vehicles coming from Xemxija will be diverted onto Triq San Pawl, San Pawl il-Baħar.


Stage 02 – 27th March – San Martin

Race over 100km

10:00hrs to 13:00hrs

Triq San Martin Żebbiegh will be closed to traffic whilst Triq Għajn Tuffieħa will remain open to traffic.


Stage 03 – 28th March – Gozo

Race over 60Km

 10:00hrs to 13:00hrs

Triq ir-Rabat, between Triq tad-Duru and the roundabout will be closed to vehicular traffic. Vehicles proceeding to Nadur will be diverted onto Triq L-Imġarr.


Stage 04 – 29th March – Ta\’ Pennellu

Race over 12Km

09:00hrs to 12:00hrs

All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq il-Marfa Mellieħa. Access to Anchor Bay will be available from Għadira only.

Dingli – Rabat 10 mile race

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Racing event from Dingli to Rabat

St. Patrick’s Athletic Club is organising a 10 mile racing event from Dingli to Rabat on Thursday 19th March 2015 between 08:30hrs and noon.


Transport Malta notifies that no road closures will take place however motorists are advised to proceed with
caution.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

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Cycling Event on Sunday 15th March

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Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club are organising a cycling event on Sunday 15th March 2015.

Triq Mdina Żebbuġ, from the roundabout near St Dorothy’s School to the roundabout near Saqqajja Hill, will be closed for vehicular traffic between 07:30hrs and 11:00hrs.

All vehicles coming from Żebbuġ will be diverted onto Triq H’Attard whilst those coming from Rabat and Mosta will be diverted onto Triq Mdina Attard.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution.

Any inconvenience is regretted.

Carnival Events in Żebbuġ, Paola, Qormi, Naxxar and Santa Venera

The following roads will be temporarily closed due to various Carnival events.

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Żebbug – 13 February 2015

Pjazza San Filep will be closed to traffic between 17:00hrs and 23:00 hrs

Vehicles coming from Triq il-Kbira will be diverted onto Triq L-Isqof Caruana, Triq Mons Milanesi and onto Triq Scortino. Vehicles coming from Vjal il-Haddiem will proceed around the central strip at Triq Sciortino. Vehicles coming from Triq il-Kbira will be diverted onto Triq Luret Vella and onto Triq Scortino.

Public Transport:

Bus routes 61 and 209 coming from Valletta will proceed around the central strip at Triq Scortino.  No bus service will be provided at Żebbug square.

Bus route 109 proceeding from Attard towards Żebbug will be diverted onto Żebbug By Pass, Vjal il-Helsien, proceed around the central strip at Triq Sciortino and follow the normal route.


Paola  – 13 February 2015

Pjazza Antoine De Paule, from the Parish Church to the Polyclinic, will be closed to traffic between 17:00hrs and 20:00hrs

Vehicular traffic proceeding from the roundabout of Triq Tal-Barrani will be diverted onto Triq il-Foss near the polyclinic, and may either proceed to Triq Sant’ Ubaldesca or to Triq il-Ġdida towards Triq il-Belt Valletta.

Vehicles coming from Marsa will be diverted onto Triq Haż-Żabbar in Fgura. Vehicles coming from Fgura will not be affected as drivers may proceed around the square.

Public transport:

Bus route X7 proceeding to Birgu will not provide service at Paola centre but will proceed to Vjal Santa Luċija onto Triq Aldo Moro proceed towards the roundabout and back towards Paola MCAST through Vjal Sir Paul Boffa and follow the normal route.

Bus routes X2, X3, 83 and 226 coming from Triq Aldo Moro will be diverted onto Vjal Santa Luċija. Bus service at Paola centre will not be provided. The return journey will follow the same route.

Bus routes 81, 82 and 210 proceeding from Triq Aldo Moro to Tarxien will be diverted onto Triq Palma and proceed to Tarxien. The return journey from Tarxien will be diverted at the junction onto Triq Luqa and proceed towards the roundabout at Triq Tal-Barrani and onto Vjal Santa Luċija.


Qormi  – 13 February 2015

Pjazza San Franġisk will be closed to traffic from 18:00hrs onwards

All vehicular traffic will be diverted onto Triq Aniċi.

Public Transport:

Bus route 63 coming from Ta’ Farzina Housing Estate will not proceed towards San Ġorġ church but will be diverted onto Triq L-Isqof Scicluna, Triq Aniċi and proceed in the direction of Qormi Police Station and follow the normal route.


Naxxar  – 15 February 2015

Triq il-Labour Naxxar, from Triq il-Ġdida to Vjal 21 ta’ Settembru, will be closed to traffic between 08:00hrs and 14:00hrs

Vehicular traffic coming from Triq il-Mosta will be diverted onto Triq il-Ġdida, near the playing fields. Traffic coming from Triq Tal-Barrani will be diverted onto Triq 21 ta’ Settembru and onto Triq Franġisku Pisani.

Public transport and heavy vehicles:

Buses and heavy vehicles will be diverted onto Triq Franġisku Pisani and onto Vjal 21 ta’ Settembru.


St. Venera  – 16 February 2015

Triq il-Kbira San Ġużepp, from Triq il-Parroċċa to Triq l-Imsida, will be closed to traffic between 13:30hrs and 18:00hrs

Vehicular traffic coming from Hamrun will be diverted onto Triq il-Parroċċa and onto Triq il-Kanun.  Traffic may also be diverted onto Triq Imsida, Triq Misraħ il-Barrieri, Triq il-Harrub and onto Triq Psaila.

Vehicular traffic coming from Rabat will be diverted either onto Triq il-Kanun or onto Triq Braille or onto Triq Hal Qormi.

Public transport:

Bus route 42, 51, 52, 53, 55 and 123 proceeding towards Valletta will be diverted at the roundabout of Fleur De Lys onto Triq il-Kanun and onto Triq il-Kbira San Gużepp. Buses proceeding towards Rabat will follow the same diversion.

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution. Any inconvenience is regretted.